RIO DE JANEIRO - It took about 23 minutes of several reporters beating around the bush at Thursday's pre-UFC 153 media conference before one Brazilian journalist perfectly encapsulated a nation's opinion on Anderson Silva vs. Stephan Bonnar.
"Anderson," the reporter asked in his native Portuguese, "is it possible that in order for this fight to last longer, you could not hit Stephan so strongly?"
Silva, the UFC's middleweight champion, is widely regarded as the best pound-for-pound fig read news >>
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With his career winding down, UFC veteran
Stephan Bonnar has been begging for a big fight. Now
he's got it.
USA TODAY Sports has confirmed with company officials that Anderson Silva is moving up to 205
pounds to meet Bonnar in the three-round main event of October's UFC 153 event.
Additionally, Brazilian slugger Glover Teixeira meets
countryman Fabio Maldonado in the evening's co-main event.
And in a bout first reported by Brazilian outlet Tatame, former interim
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Recently retired light heavyweight Stephan Bonnar has been suspended for one year due to his positive drug test at UFC 153. read news >>
Stephan Bonnar and Dave Herman both failed their drug tests at UFC 153. read news >>
UFC 153 fighters Stephan Bonnar and Dave Herman each tested positive for banned substances in their post-fight drug screens.
MMAjunkie.com today confirmed with Ultimate Fighting
Championship officials that all 24 fighters who competed at this past
month's UFC 153 event in Brazil were tested, and Bonnar and Herman were
the lone two competitors who failed the screen.
Bonnar tested positive for Drostanolone, an anabolic steroid, while Herman's screen was flagged for marijuana metabolites.
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- a year ago
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The UFC 153 drug tests have been returned and two different fighters tested positive for banned substances including main event fighter Stephan Bonnar. read news >>
Check out the video highlights of Anderson Silva's masterful UFC 153 performance en route to dropping Stephan Bonnar to the canvas. read news >>
Stephan Bonnar did his best to hurt Anderson Silva on Saturday at UFC 153, but he didn’t really come close before the UFC middleweight champion put him away in the opening round. read news >>
- a year ago
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Despite the persistent "Rocky" storylines heading into Saturday's UFC 153 event, the night's headliner played out like so many folks predicted: UFC middleweight Anderson Silva shut down heavy underdog Stephan Bonnar.
Silva's 16th consecutive UFC win followed another big victory for his countryman, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, who handled fellow heavyweight Dave Herman.
Full fight video highlights are now available of each bout, as well light heavyweights Glover Teixeira vs. Fabio Maldonado a read news >>
Anderson Silva toyed with and then destroyed Stephan Bonnar to cap off his 16th win inside the UFC Octagon, while growing his legacy once again. read news >>
RIO DE JANEIRO - Neither size nor toughness could save Stephan Bonnar from Anderson Silva.
Silva, who stepped up to light heavyweight to save the injury-rattled UFC 153, brazenly took Bonnar's best shots before launching a knee that crumpled "The American Psycho" in the first round.
The light heavyweight bout served as the main event of Saturday's UFC 153 event at HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro.
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